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Looking for run partner in Milton Keynes

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 15:26

hi tara 

look at the club website for DLRR  - club has over 450 memebers, all abilities , and  group runs from 2 miles to sunday runs over 2 hours + 

something for everyone, and all really friendly 

also +1 for MK parkrun at willen , we go most saturdays  - PB this morning  - woo hoo 


First Half Marathon in 8 weeks

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 13:16

well done cp31

i ran st albans yesterday , also my first HM  - i did it 1:56:41  - woooo i wanted sub 2 , it went better than i thought, i was dreading the 'hills' everyone spoke of, they were bad, but my imagination was worse than the real thing

my next HM is in 4 weeks  - MK NSPCC  - it super flat so i want sub 1:55 now 

i'm waiting for the photos to be published  - i deffo want one for my 1st 

st albans half - 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 15:27

whoop - just got home from the st albans half this morning 

my first HM  - thrilled with my time 1 hour 56:41  - i wanted sub 2 hours  - so for me  - this is brilliant and feeling super smiley and proud

great course  - the marshals were super  - i got lots of cheering  - its very uplifting hearing your name shouted out - so big thanks to all who did  - 

now to beat my new record in 4 weeks at the NSPCC MK half 

Is 32 mins good for your first 5k

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 15:22

its a great first time  - well done xxx 

i did my first 5k in january and it was 33 mins  -  i am now down to 26 mins

i did a 10k in march at 54 mins 

and today just got home from my first half marathon (st albans) which i finished in 1 hour 56 mins

i am so pleased

keep up the training  - keep your goal in mind  - have fun and enjoy 

i am so excited  - you will get there  - and you will finish it in september  

Pace calculator

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 00:04

you sure your're enetering time correctly  - the three boxes are hours, mins then seconds , when i entered my race time of 54 mins 32 secs, i put the 54 in the hours box and nothing came up  lol then i realised the secons box is under them 

Ashridge Half marathon

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 00:14


this wasn't well advertised ! its the same day as the london to brighton cycle ride , and i'm doing that , or would have run it 

shame it hasn't attracted many people  - odd really 

Milton Keynes Marathon

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 21:03

awww marc S . i was at 24.4  after said bridge at the top of the long slope... and i think these were people who removed signs as well  - such a shame people behave this way

also ran - great time still  

there were issues with road closures at miles 6/7 and 25 (they cross paths here) as its the main roundabout to the hospital and could only be closed for 1/2 hour due to ambulance needs

the council hadn't delivered cones on time either (this was told to me by a marshal)  if the hospital route needs to remain open, surley they could route around it ? what do i know eh!

it is only the 2nd marathon held here so lessons to be learned ... 

Thanks fellow runnersworld people at MK

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 20:56

*some marshals DF3 

it is a shame there was confusion  - i know there was a problem with signs being taken down by local youths  - and they had to go out to put them back .... i stayed at my post to stop people going over the bridge the wrong way 

i think we should have more marshals on the long stretches near the end  - the cycle paths are lined with trees both sides and obsturcts the view  - hard to see if people were struggling  - and 3 collapsed near our points and needed ambulance 

but the manpower is voluntary  - and we got a good turn out to help 

Thanks fellow runnersworld people at MK

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 19:42

i was busy looking for club runners - i did see someone in pink though .... whole pink combo outfit and all  - not sure if was you 

the sunflower ladies looked great  - and the caveman dude with wig on  - and some crazy chap in captain america outfit i think (not good at super heros) he must have half cooked 

Milton Keynes Marathon

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 19:37

i had some really rude members of the public 

kids (well young men) on a mini motorbike thing - families on bikes letting their kids weave allover the path - i politely reminded people to slow down, keep left (not the runners) 

but generally brill reception from non runners

i was super impressed at how smiley the runners were even past 24 miles - awesome 

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st albans half - 2013

just finished this, my first HM  
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LSR how slow is slow?

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first 10k completed & super excited  
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first 10k event booked

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full potential training plans

any experience of these? i used my free code to get a 10k plan  
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blisters caused by?

bad shoes or running  
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generally sulking

things not going to plan  
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achieved 1st goal , whose met theirs yet?

sub 30 5k 
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how flexible can a good plan be?

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